Diversity in technology

Events and support for tech enthusiasts of all levels


We are a Swiss non-profit association which is on a mission to support women in building and leading their careers in programming-related fields.
Hands-on inspiration

We organize workshops covering the most promising areas of tech. Our upcoming series will focus on the development of technical skills in data science, blockchain, web development, and more, as we believe that the world needs more female leaders building innovative applications and strategically shaping our digital future.

Space to learn from others

During our workshops and Hack'n'Lead, we connect people with diverse background and skillset. Everyone can share valuable insights, experience and network to help each other accelerate careers. You will find help in building a business, getting a better job, focusing on personal development, amongst others. And you will have lots of fun!

Invested in gender diversity

We also collaborate with companies, non-profit organizations and other initiatives to achieve a common goal. We've been guest teachers at conferences such as Digital Festival, Applied Machine Learning Days, IWD, and more. We also help women start their careers in tech by establishing scholarships for education. It is never too late to switch careers!


Get involved

Bring your ideas.  Bring your passion.  Bring your support 

Support our mission and participate in making positive changes for women in technology.

Interested in having an impactful volunteer experience? Check out our current volunteer roles.


Our Board

Chris Gwilliams

Chris Gwilliams is a data-obsessed “nerd” that is often so focussed on one thing that he is likely to forget everything else happening. He believes in equality for all in all industries and equal opportunities in education. He is a contributor to open-source software and works as a Head of Solution Architects in EMEA for the open-source Data Management startup, Aiven

women++ Board member

Luisa Contreras

Luisa co-organized Hack'n'Lead 2019 and was responsible for sponsorships & partnerships in this period. Originally coming from Hospitality, Luisa followed her passion instead into her career in photography/videography, founding her business in Switzerland. While photographing and filming events for women++ she discovered her drive to move women++’s mission forward.

women++ CEO

Maëlle Baud

After working in chemical R&D for over seven years, Maëlle, curious about digitalisation, reoriented her career towards marketing. She then specialised in marketing for tech startups, helping entrepreneurs to build their fundraising and go-to-market strategies while working for a global Venture Capital firm. Maëlle is passionate about technology and science, she’s extremely curious and a realistic optimist.

women++ board member

Marta D'Angelo

Marta is a physicist and data scientist with solid experience in the development of mathematical models to describe complex systems and extract insightful information from data. She strongly supports a sustainable society where diversity and inclusion are two fundamental principles. She joined the association to understand what are the challenges people face to feel accepted and integrated on their job place, especially within tech companies. Her goal is to support the tech community by creating more diverse and inclusive work environments.

women++ board member

Our Alumni

Aleksandra Sokolowska

President & Founder women++

Postdoctoral Researcher at Technische Universiteit Delft

Diana Herrle

President women++ Digital Marketing & Communications Manager

Elizaveta Semenova

Project Manager Hack'nLead 2018 & women++ Board Member.

Postdoc in Bayesian Machine Learning

Augustina La Greca

women++ Board Member - PhD Candidate ETH

Mathias Keller

Project Manager Hack'n'Lead 2019  & women++ Board Member. Consultant HCM Success Factors

Patricia Egger

women++ Board Member - Senior Consultant & Information Security Officer

Marina Bischof

women++ Vicepresident - Data Scientist

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